Yadong Wang is the William Kepler Whiteford Professor of Bioengineering with adjunct positions in Chemical Engineering and Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry at Stanford University in 1999, and performed his postdoctoral studies in biomaterials at MIT. He joined the Bioengineering Department at University of Pittsburgh in 2008 after serving as an assistant professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology for 5 years. His research focuses on creating biomaterials that present controlled chemical, physical, and mechanical signals to cells, tissues and organs. The ultimate goal is to control how the human body interacts with these materials. He is especially interested in applications of biomaterials in the cardiovascular, nervous and musculoskeletal systems. His team enjoys collaborating with other scientists and clinicians who share the same passion in translational research. Current projects include vascular grafts, controlled release of proteins and microfabrication of biomaterials.